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Name and principal place of business on food labels
Labelling requirements

General

All prepackaged foods that require a label must declare the name (definition) and principal place of business (definition) of the person who has manufactured, prepared, produced, stored, packaged or labelled the food, or the person for whom the food has been manufactured, prepared, produced, stored, packaged or labelled [218(1)(b), SFCR; B.01.007(1.1)(a), FDR]. For additional details, refer to Food products that require a label.

Other foods may require a name and principal place of business for traceability purposes; traceability-specific labelling requirements should be consulted for additional details.

Note: Within the FDR, name and principal place of business is referred to as identity and principal place of business. Throughout the Industry Labelling Tool, the term "Name and principal place of business" refers to both the SFCR and FDR requirement.

Exemptions

Consumer prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables that are packaged at retail and are visibly identifiable in their packaging are exempt from declaring the "name and principal place of business" of the responsible party on their labels [220, SFCR; B.01.007(2), FDR].

This requirement does not apply to prepackaged foods that are exempt from carrying a label under both the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and Food and Drugs Act (FDA). For additional details, refer to Food products that require a label.

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